Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Cairngorms National Park and Monadhliath. Also includes the Ben Alder area hills between Loch Ericht and Loch Laggan.

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Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Friday 10th April 2020
Last updated Thursday 9th April 2020 at 4:38 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Scotland: Extensive low cloud central/southern Highlands, and patches elsewhere, will lift. Many hills clearing, but patches persisting some high tops and more widely around west coast. Showers. England and Wales: A largely fine day with hazy sunshine through high level cloud. A few showers.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Banks of low cloud largely clearing, but reforming in developing showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly between 25 and 35mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking arduous where exposed on higher areas.

How Wet?

Showers

A mix of a few patches of rain here and there in the morning and then showers in the afternoon. Some hills may escape mostly dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Banks of low cloud, generally clearing.

Banks of low cloud from dawn, these extensive across the S Cairngorms. However, bases will lift and break up. By afternoon many hills clear, although patches reforming in showers.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little hazy sun at times, but mostly cloudy. Hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C lifting to 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Saturday 11th April 2020
Last updated Thursday 9th April 2020 at 4:38 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to southwesterly 15 to 25mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Increasing risk of bursts of rain.

Perhaps dry for a few hours in the morning, but increasing risk as the day progresses of bursts of rain developing. Precipitation may become prolonged over and hour or so.

Cloud on the hills?

Varying, patches to lower slopes in rain.

Low confidence: Cloud bases varying markedly through the day. Often covering higher tops above 900-1000m, with ragged patches to lower slopes in rain. Cloud breaking at times off high tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Some hazy sun through high cloud at first, but increasingly overcast skies. Visibility very good, but deteriorating in rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6 lowering to 4C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Sunday 12th April 2020
Last updated Thursday 9th April 2020 at 4:38 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Low confidence in forecast: Little winds for several hours, but northerly winds developing later, 20 to 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

May impede walking across higher areas later in the day with significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Often dry, risk of some showers.

Much of the day may well be dry. However, risk of a few showers; should they occur, increasingly falling as snow higher tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Varied, patches at different heights.

Cloud distribution very varied across the hills. Patches at varying heights will drift around slowly, at times these fairly extensive across higher tops. Some breaks may occur.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, but some patches of sun possible at times through high cloud. Visibility good or very good, but poor in any showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)

Lowering to 1 or 2C

Freezing Level

Lowering to 1000-1200m through the day, lowest in the north.

Planning Outlook

Rain from time to time through the weekend as a shallow but complicated area of low pressure drifts across Britain. High pressure will then dominate, bringing several fine days next week. Scottish MR Note: Scot Gov has stated that "essential travel only must be undertaken" in order to protect our rural communities and prevent extra pressure on our Emergency Services. Now is the time to avoid unnecessary mountain activities and consider our social responsibilities. More info, visit: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/